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May 30, 2014
Cambrex (East Rutherford, NJ) says that James Winschel, Jr. has been appointed to the company's board of directors for a term expiring on the date of its 2015 annual meeting and will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Cambrex-appoints-new-board-member_61442.html
May 29, 2014
Mosaic announced today that its president and CEO James Prokopanko is taking a medical leave of absence for surgery to treat his previously disclosed cancer. The company announced in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mosaic-CEO-takes-medical-leave-interim-CEO-and-new-CFO-named_61428.html
May 29, 2014

EPA has issued final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permits to OxyChem for the construction of a 550,000 m.t./year ethane cracker at its site in Ingleside, TX.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/EPA-green-lights-OxyChems-Ingleside-cracker-project_61409.html
May 29, 2014
KBR said today that it has been awarded a contract by Gulf LNG Liquefaction, an affiliate of Gulf LNG Energy (GLE), to provide Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) front-end...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/KBR-wins-contract-from-Gulf-LNG-Liquefaction-to-expand-export-terminal_61420.html
May 29, 2014

Allowing crude oil exports from the US would increase domestic oil production, reducing gasoline prices and supporting nearly 1 million new jobs, according to a new IHS study, U.S. Crude Oil Export Decision: Assessing the Impact of the Export Ban and Free Trade on the U.S. Economy.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/IHS-US-crude-oil-exports-would-lower-gasoline-prices-add-1-million-jobs_61408.html
May 29, 2014
Brazil plans to increase the amount of biodiesel blended into diesel starting in July. President Dilma Rousseff signed on the provisional increases earlier this week, according to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-to-increase-its-biodiesel-blend-from-5-percent-to-7-percent_61380.html
May 29, 2014
Solazyme (South San Francisco), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, says that its previously announced joint venture with Bunge has produced its first commercially saleable...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solazyme-Bunge-renewable-oils-plant-begins-commercial-production-in-Brazil_61379.html
May 28, 2014
Mapei (Milan), a privately owned maker of products for the construction industry has acquired General Resource Technology (GRT), a US-based producer of concrete admixtures.  GRT...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mapei-acquires-US-producer-of-concrete-admixtures-General-Resource-Technology_61373.html
May 28, 2014
Rockwood has completed the acquisition of a 49% stake in Talison Lithium (Perth, Australia), now a joint venture in which a 51% stake will be held by China’s Chengdu Tianqi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Rockwood-completes-acquisition-of-Talison-Lithium-stake_61360.html
May 28, 2014
Siluria Technologies (San Francisco), a commercial producer of fuels and chemicals made from natural gas, announced today that it has named Jeffrey Wood executive vice president and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Siluria-names-new-CFO_61359.html
May 28, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), the leading global creator of flavors and fragrances used in consumer products, says that Doug Tough will be stepping down as CEO...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/IFF-names-Bayer-HealthCare-executive-as-new-CEO_61353.html
May 28, 2014
Flint Hills Resources, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, has reached a deal to acquire propylene maker PetroLogistics for $2.1 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Flint-Hills-Resources-to-acquire-PetroLogistics-for-$2-1-billion_61356.html
May 28, 2014
Stolt-Nielsen announced today that its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) unit, SunLNG Holding, and LNGaz have agreed to form a new start-up focused on developing small-scale liquefied...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Stolt-Nielsen-takes-major-stake-in-LNG-logistics-start-up-in-Canada_61350.html
May 28, 2014
Materia (Pasadena, CA) and Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha) have forged a partnership, through a memorandum of understanding (MOU), to further reinforce their collaborative...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Materia-and-Qapco-to-study-development-of-next-generation-materials_61347.html
May 27, 2014
HF Chlor Alkali has selected the Ineos Bichlor bipolar electrolyzers for apreviously announced chlor-alkali plant now under construction at Eddyville, lA. The plant is being built...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/HF-Chlor-Alkali-selects-Ineos-technology-for-plant-in-Iowa_61346.html
May 27, 2014
Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) has been granted access to the full $570-million debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing facility by the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Court-grants-Momentive-Performance-Materials-access-to-bankruptcy-financing_61345.html
May 27, 2014
Airgas announced today that it is increasing prices on several products and equipment, effective 1 July. Prices on bulk and packaged industrial, medical and specialty gases will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Airgas-increases-prices_61332.html
May 27, 2014
ACC today released its monthly chemical activity barometer (CAB)—with the indicator reaching its highest peak since February 2008, and its highest year-over-year (YOY) gain since...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACC-CAB-reaches-highest-peak-since-2008_61333.html
May 27, 2014
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 14 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Existing Home Sales up 1.3%; down 6.8% Y/Y New Home...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-23-May-2014_61334.html
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